Forest Preserve District of Kane County Seeks Summer Job Applicants

Forest Preserve District of Kane County Seeks Summer Job Applicants

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks applicants for 2020 summer-seasonal positions and internships.

The following full-time positions are available:

  • Campground Attendant
  • Horticulturist/Garden seasonal
  • Mechanic Specialist seasonal
  • Naturalist intern
  • Natural Resources Technician intern/seasonal
  • Ranger Technician intern/seasonal
  • Wildlife Technician seasonal

All applicants must be 18 years of age or older, except the naturalist intern/seasonal, which must be age 16 or older, and the campground attendant, which must be age 21 or older.

All candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, and able to maintain an enthusiastic, courteous, positive attitude and team spirit. Job duties differ by position.

The campground attendant provides information and answers questions for campers and the public regarding camping and the district preserves. They collect fees, operate the check-in station, and inspect and clean the grounds.

Morning and afternoon shifts are available Sunday through Saturday. Shifts may include holidays; there are no overnight shifts.

The horticulturist garden seasonal carries out the proper pruning and horticultural practices of existing plant materials, and maintains the gardens and grounds of Fabyan Forest Preserve. Hours are typically 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and will include some Saturdays.

Mechanic specialist seasonals assists in a variety of daily tasks including: performs inspections and basic maintenance of vehicles and equipment; transports materials to job sites; maintains records of work completed; and assists the public as needed.

Hours are typically 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and may include weekends, evenings and holidays.

Naturalist interns works with the district’s environmental education staff to plan and conduct various nature programs. They help plan and lead summer day camps, host the nature center, and assist in teaching and leading activities.

Hours are typically 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and may include weekends, evenings and holidays.

Natural resources technicians assist field staff with exotic-species management, harvest seed, post signs, identify plants, collect data and assist with restoration activities. Hours are typically 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and may include some Saturdays and evenings.

Ranger technicians mow and maintain picnic areas, trails, parking lots and roadways; perform custodial work; assist with maintenance and repairs of buildings and structures; operate various hand, power landscape and construction equipment; and reservation room setup and take down for rental facilities.

Hours are limited to a 40-hour work week and may include shift work, weekends and holidays.

Wildlife technicians assist with turtle surveys; track turtles using radio-telemetry equipment; participate in salamander and snake surveys; assist with bird monitoring projects; assist with spring frog monitoring; and participate in planting and seeding projects.

Hours are typically 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and may include early mornings, evenings and weekends.

For more information, see the “Careers” section of the Forest Preserve District’s Website at www.kaneforest.com.

All candidates must apply online at https://kaneforest.com/careers

If you have questions, contact Human Resources Generalist Betsy Scaletta at 630-208-8662 or email hrforest@kaneforest.com. The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SOURCE: Forest Preserve District of Kane County news release